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Big Sandy Community and Technical College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Big Sandy Community and Technical College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Big Sandy Community and Technical College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College was awarded 4 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Big Sandy Community and Technical College was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Big Sandy Community and Technical College?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Big Sandy Community and Technical College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Big Sandy Community and Technical College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Big Sandy Community and Technical College, the student to faculty ratio is 22 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is 88%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  88 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is 64%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  64 out of 100
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Big Sandy Community and Technical College Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,718 undergraduates at Big Sandy Community and Technical College with 1,634 being full-time and 1,084 being part-time.

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 14.00 out of 100, Big Sandy Community and Technical College is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  14.00 out of 100
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How Much Does Big Sandy Community and Technical College Cost?

The overall average net price of Big Sandy Community and Technical College is $4,966. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Big Sandy Community and Technical College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$4,206 $4,908 $7,156 $9,562 $10,614

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Big Sandy Community and Technical College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Big Sandy Community and Technical College, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,474 a year. That adds up to $17,896 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Big Sandy Community and Technical College is 23.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Big Sandy Community and Technical College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Big Sandy Community and Technical College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $23,000 in their early years. This is about 42% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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Location of Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Located in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Big Sandy Community and Technical College is a public institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Prestonsburg draws many to the area.

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Location of Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Contact details for Big Sandy Community and Technical College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1 Bert Combs Dr, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: 606-886-3863
Website: https://bigsandy.kctcs.edu/

Big Sandy Community and Technical College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Big Sandy Community and Technical College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Big Sandy Community and Technical College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 2,234 students took at least one online class at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. This is a decrease from the 2,585 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,234 1,014
2016-2017 2,585 1,216
2015-2016 2,648 1,146
2014-2015 2,433 944
2013-2014 2,056 698

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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